Non-surgical treatments are becoming increasingly popular and despite the fact that I am a surgeon, I am happy to see this development. There is no longer any doubt that medical aesthetics has a very relevant and important place in the aesthetics industry.
But it is important to stress that surgery cannot be replaced by the various injectables and lasers. Similarly, the knife cannot achieve what injectables and lasers can.
While the injectables, mainly anti- wrikle injections and Fillers remain popular treatments (as they produce great results in the right hands), technologies are ever evolving and there are now a wide range of other treatments available.
Like any market involving technologies, new products are being launched all the time and the challenge for practitioners is to look beyond the glitzy marketing and separate the good science from the bad.
I am naturally inclined to be cautious and hence by default often not the first on the bandwagon. Perhaps beingfinancially risk averse partly shapes that too. We have acquired a small number of aesthetics equipments following careful research and I have been very pleased with the results so far.
The Fractional CO2 Laser is my favourite. It is great for skin rejuvenation: in addition to reducing fine lines and wrinkles, it gets rid of pigmentation changes, tightens the skin and generally improves the complexion.